Have you been diagnosed with HIV, or are you close to someone living with HIV? Get help from individuals and organisations who understand the social and emotional issues that often go along with this condition.
If you live in the county, visit our Locate - care and support in County Durham website to find social care and support services and information.
Testing and early diagnosis, leading to early treatment, gives people the best chance of living a healthy life, for longer, and also reduces the risk of passing on the infection to someone else unknowingly.
We work closely with doctors, psychologists and voluntary organisations to provide services that meet your needs.
When you first contact us, we'll put you in touch with an HIV social worker. They'll carry out an assessment and provide you with relevant advice and tell you what services are available.
You may feel vulnerable about an HIV diagnosis and the consequences of telling anyone about it. Your personal information will not be shared with anyone unless you give your permission.
We have specialist social workers who work with your consultant and health visitor. If there are further childcare issues that require the local Children in Need team to be involved, the social worker will work with them as well to ensure that you have access to the right information and support to meet your HIV needs.